Devils' Line

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Devils' Line
Devils' Line, volume 1.png
The cover of the first manga volume, featuring Yūki Anzai.
デビルズライン
(Debiruzu Rain)
GenreDark fantasy[1]
Manga
Written byRyo Hanada
Published byKodansha
English publisher
DemographicSeinen
MagazineMonthly Morning Two
Original runMarch 22, 2013 – present
Volumes11 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed byYoshinobu Tokumoto
Written by
  • Kenji Konuta
  • Ayumu Hisao
Music byKana Shibue
StudioPlatinum Vision
Licensed by
Original networkAT-X, Tokyo MX, BS11, Sun TV, KBS
Original run April 7, 2018 June 23, 2018
Episodes12
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Devils' Line (Japanese: デビルズライン, Hepburn: Debiruzu Rain) is a Japanese dark fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Ryo Hanada. The manga is licensed in English by Vertical. An anime television series adaptation by Platinum Vision aired from April 7 to June 23, 2018.

Characters[edit]

Yūki Anzai (安斎結貴, Anzai Yuki)
Voiced by: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka[2] (Japanese); Adam Gibbs[3] (English)
Tsukasa Taira (平つかさ, Taira Tsukasa)
Voiced by: Yui Ishikawa[2] (Japanese); Luci Christian[3] (English)
Hans Lee (李ハンス, Ri Hansu)
Voiced by: Ryōhei Kimura[2]
Takashi Sawazaki (沢崎孝, Sawasaki Takashi)
Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya[2] (Japanese); Justin Doran[3] (English)
Juliana Lloyd (ジュリアナ・ロイド, Juriana Roido)
Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro[2] (Japanese); Carli Mosier[3] (English)
Kirio Kikuhara (菊原桐郎, Kikuhara Kirirō)
Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai[2]
Takeshi Makimura (牧村武史, Makimura Takeshi)
Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya[2]
Nanako Tenjō (天城那々子, Tenjō Nanako)
Voiced by: Nao Tōyama[4]
Kenichi Yoshii (吉井健一, Yoshii Ken'ichi)
Voiced by: Shouta Aoi[4] (Japanese); Nathan Wilson[3] (English)
Yōsuke Asami (朝海洋祐, Asami Yōsuke)
Voiced by: Kazuyuki Okitsu[4]
Naoya Ushio (牛尾直也, Ushio Naoya)
Voiced by: Ryōta Ōsaka[4]
Megumi Ishimaru (石丸惠巳, Ishimaru Megumi)
Voiced by: Akira Ishida[4]
Midori Anzai (安斎みどり, Anzai Midori)
Voiced by: Mayumi Asano[5]
Tamaki Anzai (安斎環, Anzai Tamaki)
Voiced by: Mamoru Miyano[5]
Shōta Akimura (秋村肖太, Akimura Shōta)
Voiced by: Hiro Shimono[6] (Japanese); Scott Searles[3] (English)
Ryūsei Yanagi (柳劉生, Yanagi Ryūsei)
Voiced by: Satoshi Hino[6] (Japanese); John Ramirez[3] (English)
Ryūnosuke Katagiri (片桐龍之介, Katagiri Ryūnosuke)
Voiced by: Daisuke Hirakawa[6]

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

Ryo Hanada launched the manga in Kodansha's Monthly Morning Two on March 22, 2013.[7][1] North American publisher Vertical announced their license to the series during their panel at Otakon on July 24, 2015.[1] Kodansha Comics is publishing the series digitally.[8] In August 2018 it was announced that the manga would end on December 22.[9]

No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBNEnglish release dateEnglish ISBN
1 September 20, 2013[10]ISBN 978-4-06-387255-2May 24, 2016[11]ISBN 978-1-942993-37-7
  1. "Dark Side" (ダークサイド, Dāku Saido)
  2. "Safe House" (セーフハウス, Sēfu Hausu)
  3. "Merry Christmas" (メリークリスマス, Merī Kurisumasu)
  4. "Paradox" (パラドクス, Paradokusu)
  5. "Head Shot" (ヘッドショット, Heddo Shotto)
  6. "Monster" (モンスター, Monsutā)
2 April 23, 2014[12]ISBN 978-4-06-388329-9July 26, 2016[13]ISBN 978-1-942993-38-4
  1. "Out of Control" (アウトオブコントロール, Auto obu Kontorōru)
  2. "Under Control" (アンダーコントロール, Andā Kontorōru)
  3. "Plan B" (プランB, Puran B)
  4. "I Love You" (アイラブユー, Ai Rabu Yū)
  5. "Human" (ヒト, Hito)
  6. "Survival Time" (サバイバルタイム, Sabaibaru Taimu)
3 August 22, 2014[14]ISBN 978-4-06-388363-3September 27, 2016[15]ISBN 978-1-942993-39-1
  1. "Secret Matter" (シークレットマター, Shīkuretto Matā)
  2. "Incident Room" (インシデントルーム, Inshidento Rūmu)
  3. "Double Cross" (ダブルクロス, Daburu Kurosu)
  4. "Dogmatic" (ドグマティック, Dogumatikku)
  5. "Face" (フェイス, Feisu)
  • Special: "Line of Zero" (ゼロの線路, Zero no Senro)
4 January 23, 2015[16]ISBN 978-4-06-388418-0December 6, 2016[17]ISBN 978-1-942993-40-7
  1. "Restart" (リスタート, Risutāto)
  2. "Chaser" (チェイサー, Cheisā)
  3. "Lock On" (ロックオン, Rokku On)
  4. "Metamorphose" (メタモルフォーゼ, Metamorufōze)
  5. "First End" (ファーストエンド, Fāsuto Endo)
  • "Terrorists' Side" (テロリストサイド, Terorisuto Saido)
5 June 23, 2015[18]ISBN 978-4-06-388470-8February 21, 2017[19]ISBN 978-1-942993-62-9
  1. "Copy" (コピー, Kopī)
  2. "Don't Cry" (ドントクライ, Donto Kurai)
  3. "Offline" (オフライン, Ofurain)
  4. "Near" (ニア, Nia)
  5. "Command" (コマンド, Komando)
  • Sketch: "Break Time" (ブレイクタイム, Bureiku Taimu)
6 November 20, 2015[20]ISBN 978-4-06-388533-0April 11, 2017[21]ISBN 978-1-942993-91-9
  1. "Support Tech Gardens" (サポートテックガーデンズ, Sapōto Tekku Gādenzu)
  2. "Ego Defense" (エゴディフェンス, Ego Difensu)
  3. "Zero Seven" (ゼロナナ, Zero Nana)
  4. "Isolation" (アイソレーション, Aisorēshon)
  5. "Who Are You" (フーアーユー, Fū Ā Yū)
  • 29.5: "Go Nowhere" (ゴー ノーウェア, Gō Nō Wea)
7 April 22, 2016[22]ISBN 978-4-06-388588-0June 6, 2017[23]ISBN 978-1-945054-00-6
  1. "Children" (チルドレン, Chirudoren)
  2. "Outsider" (アウトサイダー, Autosaidā)
  3. "Inferno" (インフェルノ, Inferuno)
  4. "Ouroboros (ウロボロス, Uroborosu)
  5. "Second End" (セカンドエンド, Sekando Endo)
  • 3.5: "C U T" (CUT)
8 September 23, 2016[24]ISBN 978-4-06-388634-4August 15, 2017[25]ISBN 978-1-945054-17-4
  1. "Dive ①" (ダイブ1, Daibu 1)
  2. "Dive ②" (ダイブ2, Daibu 2)
  3. "Ask the Dark" (アスク ダーク, Asuku Dāku)
  4. "Stand Back" (スタンドバック, Sutando Bakku)
  5. "Mother's Devils' Line" (マザーズ デビルズライン, Mazāzu Debiruzu Rain)
  • 41.5: "Cloak" (クローク, Kurōku)
9 February 23, 2017[26][27]ISBN 978-4-06-388698-6
ISBN 978-4-06-362352-9 (Special Edition)
October 3, 2017[28]ISBN 978-1-945054-31-0
  1. "Closer" (クローサー, Kurōsā)
  2. "Familiar" (ファミリア, Famiria)
  3. "Corvus Corax" (ワタリガラス, Watarigarasu)
  4. "ReMI" (ReMI)
  5. "Scapegoat" (スケープゴート, Sukēpugōto)
  • 46.5: "Heart" (ハート, Hāto)
10 July 21, 2017[29][30]ISBN 978-4-06-510047-9
ISBN 978-4-06-510059-2 (Special Edition)
March 6, 2018[31]ISBN 978-1-945054-52-5
11August 21, 2018[32]ISBN 978-1-947194-12-0

Anime[edit]

An anime adaptation was announced in Monthly Morning Two on July 22, 2017.[8] The series is directed by Yoshinobu Tokumoto at animation studio Platinum Vision, with Hideaki Nakano serving as assistant director.[4] Kenji Konuta and Ayumu Hisao is writing the series. Senri Kawaguchi serves as chief animation director along with Toshimitsu Kobayashi, and also provides character designs for the series, while Yasuhiro Saiki is the series' action animation director. Masaki Mayuzumi is the art director for the series, and Shigeki Asakawa is the director of photography. Prop design is provided by Tomokazu Sugimura, and Aiko Yamagami is in charge of the color setting. The anime is edited by Kashiko Kimura. Pony Canyon Enterprises is producing the sound for the series under sound director Toru Nakano, with sound effects by Eiko Morikawa and Yuki Hayashi. The music for the series is composed by Kana Shibue and recorded by King Records.[4] The opening theme song is "Eclipse" by Shouta Aoi,[33][34] and the ending theme song is "Sotto Toketeyuku Yō ni" by Mamoru Miyano.[35][36] The series aired from April 7[34] to June 23, 2018. It broadcast on AT-X, Tokyo MX, BS11, Sun TV, and KBS Kyoto.[36] Sentai Filmworks have licensed the anime in North America and other regions, and are streaming the series on Hidive.[37]

No. Title[38][a] Original air date
1"Dark Side"
"Dākusaido" (ダークサイド)
April 7, 2018 (2018-04-07)
2"Safe House"
"Sēfuhausu" (セーフハウス)
April 14, 2018 (2018-04-14)
3"Paradox"
"Paradokusu" (パラドクス)
April 21, 2018 (2018-04-21)
4"Monster"
"Monsutā" (モンスター)
April 28, 2018 (2018-04-28)
5"Plan B"
"Puran B" (プラン B)
May 5, 2018 (2018-05-05)
6"Dogmatic"
"Dogumatikku" (ドグマティック)
May 12, 2018 (2018-05-12)
7"Chaser"
"Cheisā" (チェイサー)
May 19, 2018 (2018-05-19)
8"Offline"
"Ofurain" (オフライン)
May 26, 2018 (2018-05-26)
9"Command"
"Komando" (コマンド)
June 2, 2018 (2018-06-02)
10"Ego Defense"
"Ego Difensu" (エゴディフェンス)
June 9, 2018 (2018-06-09)
11"Ouroburos"
"Uroborosu" (ウロボロス)
June 16, 2018 (2018-06-16)
12"Devils' Line"
"Debiruzu Rain" (デビルズライン)
June 23, 2018 (2018-06-23)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All English titles are taken from Hidive.

References[edit]

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  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Devils' Line English Dub Cast Revealed Ahead of Saturday Premiere". Anime News Network. March 20, 2018. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
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  38. ^ "ストーりー" (in Japanese). Retrieved April 8, 2018.

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